But no matter what the issue, when we sit back and reflect we realise it’s a good problem to have
Reference: “and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the Lord commanded to be done.”” Exodus 36:5 NIV
Explore: Our church really needs to move to two morning services. As it currently sits, the car park is full, the auditorium is getting cramped and visitors are being turned off by the lack of space.
In discussions about two services we have to think of volunteer teams, children’s services, ideal times, preaching allocations, noise in the neighbourhood, band preparations… the list seems endless.
But no matter what the issue about expanding may be, when we sit back and reflect we realise it’s a good problem to have. How blessed are we that people are making connections with God through our church and that we need to expand?!
Application: There were bad problems and good problems outlined in Exodus as well. We usually only remember the bad problems, but chapter 36 outlines a good problem.
The people were so willingly generous with all their gifts when the tabernacle was being built that the workers actually had to stop work to tell Moses their dilemma. It wasn’t great they had to stop work, but how amazing that the people were overly generous.
Now there’s a good problem to have!
Sometimes our lives do present us with challenges, but sometimes these are from the overly good things in our world. Let’s not let all the problems get us down but look at the good things that also come from them.
Prayer: Lord, give us Your eyes so we can work through our challenges to bring goodness to the world. Amen.
When have you had a good problem?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.